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Male


About Me:

Hydrogeologist


Please tell us a bit about your UAV interest

My hobby is researching & experimenting with Colour, Near-InfraRed and Thermal imagery to locate groundwater aquifers, seepage zones & areas impacted by contamination.


Hometown:

South Africa


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Jaco commented on Kris Nackaerts's blog post Lehmann Aviation's LFPV UAV packs GPS, autopilot, 11MP cam, 1080p video, for $2,352
"Thanks gents for the heads-up on Lehmann Aviation!
I almost stepped into the same snare, but luckily I did a internet and DIY search on Lehmann Aviation and came across your posts - I will tread lightly now!

But are there other guys out there how…"
Mar 2, 2015
Jaco replied to Eric Coronel's discussion IRIS+ for mapping - custom mount and camera case design in IRIS
"Hi Eric your final version looks great - I am very excited to try out your design.
Thank you for the files!"
Feb 28, 2015
Jaco replied to Paul Vang's discussion DCM Bad Header
"Hi Paul I am not sure if you got the error sorted out yet, but I encountered similar errors with my Iris?
The DCM check runs by default on all Pixhawk boards and will trigger when the GPS implied heading and DCM’s estimated heading disagree by at…"
Feb 27, 2015
Jaco replied to Eric Coronel's discussion IRIS+ for mapping - custom mount and camera case design in IRIS
"Hi Eric you have made excellent progress so far!

I also use a canon sx260 on iris+ and would like to test your camera case setup with it!
Please let us know when your setup would be ready."
Feb 22, 2015
Jaco replied to Jaco's discussion Thermal Camera - Aerial Mapping
"Hi Andrew sorry for the late reply, but yes i have used public lab’s Infrablue filter on my Canon SX240 camera to capture near-infrared photos. 

It works really well and all the NIR photo on my DIY webpage is taken by this camera. I am now looking…"
Feb 20, 2015
Jaco posted a discussion
Hi everyone how has same knowledge about thermal camerasI am geo-scientist and is interested in doing Thermal Mapping with my Skywalker 1880 platform, in order to create thermal orthophotos maps of specific areas of interest. I am planning to make…
Jan 12, 2015
Jaco replied to Oscar Avellaneda-Cruz's discussion Iris v1 for mapping in IRIS
"Hi Pascal

Photos look of good quality! It seems that your “high tech’ gimbal work well.
Its seems very straightforward to build such as gimbal, i might give it a try and see.
Does your camera sit tight and secure with the Velcro,I would be afraid…"
Jan 10, 2015
Jaco replied to Oscar Avellaneda-Cruz's discussion Iris v1 for mapping in IRIS
"Hi Oscar + Pascal am going to try the trigger cable setup that I found on FlightRiot youtube videos:
Pixhawk and camera configuration.

The trigger method for PixHawk also requires a USB cable and one of the aforementioned EFlite  LED light…"
Jan 10, 2015
Jaco replied to Oscar Avellaneda-Cruz's discussion Iris v1 for mapping in IRIS
"Hi Oscar, after your email I popped over to your page to check out your customized camera gimbal - Impressive.
I will be interested in your write up regarding how you build this gimbel.

I originally thought about modifying a Tarot gopro gimbal…"
Jan 9, 2015
Jaco posted a photo
I used a standard gopro bracket and gopro tripod mount:1) I cutoff 1 of the 3 mounting legs to fitting the bracket,2) I screwed a small screw into the tripod mount hole (first test if the screw fit perfectly into your camera tripod mount hole),3) I…
Jan 9, 2015
Jaco commented on keeyen pang's blog post New Skywalker 1900
"Morning Keeyen
I also have the 2013 Skywalker 1880 but only with the T-tail - I have same photos of it on my DIY page.
I am trying to determine my Center of Gravity on this skywalker, can you give me a better indication were this COG might be…"
Jan 3, 2015
Jaco posted photos
Jan 3, 2015
Jaco commented on Xavier Fernandez's photo
"Excellent solution to convert the Iris+ to a mapping UAV with this gimbal.
I also used my Iris+ for mapping but haven’t got that far to install a sortable gimbal on it yet. I simply used the fixed gopro mount on the iris to mount my mapping…"
Jan 3, 2015
Jaco posted photos
Dec 23, 2014
Jaco posted photos
Nov 21, 2014
Jaco commented on Josh Welsh's photo
"Hi Josh
Out of interest in your option which 1 out the 4 would you say handles strong wind the best. I has a talon, which performed good in strong winds, but unfortunately met its end against a tree one day. My brother just bought the Skywalker X5…"
Nov 21, 2014
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